Monday, October 31, 2016
Brunei - Gentlemen around the world ready to ride for men’s health
Photo shows DGR Brunei members at last year’s event. – AZIZ IDRIS
BRUNEI is ready to join tens of thousands of gentlefolk worldwide for the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride 2016 (DGR2016), a global custom motorcycle event aimed at raising funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer research and suicide prevention.
Some 60 local riders have registered for the charity event this Sunday, setting the highest number of participants from Brunei since officially taking part two years ago. This year, DGR Brunei received supports from local companies and have also invited speakers from the Ministry of Health to deliver talks on men’s health issues.
The official venue and starting point will be at SAMO Furniture located at Unit No 27, Block D, Bangunan Lim Eng Ming, Kiulap. The event is expected to start by 1pm, with all riders rolling out by 2pm, passing through various landmarks and places of interest.
For the safety of all participants and fellow motorists, committee members for DGR2016 Brunei urged local riders to register on the official website ‘www.gentlemansride.com’ or visit the DGR Brunei 2016 social media pages for the guidelines, local routes and other useful details. Organisers also remind riders to have a roadworthy and legally approved motorcycle when participating.
All riders must also fit the ‘style guide’ of DGR – classic motorcycles and wearing the finest suits. The guide can be found on the website.
“The ride is free, however we encourage those riding to make a donation to the cause as well as consider helping to reach our fundraising goals by getting friends, family and colleagues to donate via your personal fundraising page,” said organisers.